Selectmen’s Meeting, October 1, 2020



October 1, 2020


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present: Ben Astbury (by phone Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan).  Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Fire Chief David Carter, Jerry Wetterskog).


There being some changes in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded, and roll call voted 3-0 to accept the minutes as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $350,137.34; clearing: M/V $1,188.56, clearing: I/F $1,608.05, clearing: H/F $35, plumbing $452.50, salaries & tax $5,870.38, MMA $457.80, fire protection $666.67, fees $388.60, sludge $240, school $297,991.91, town records $4,500, snow $33,000, RCC $705.64, general assistance $340.


CEO REPORT:  The Byard field has been covered for erosion control and they have measured 75’ from the shore; a couple of building notifications for sheds; paperwork from a Carter Point property; a permit for a septic on Black’s Pond; Steve Blaisdell will come to the Planning Board  re the town dock erosion control; inspected a septic at No. Sedgwick Road, waiting for the paperwork for it.  Planning Board will be meeting October 13 at 7 p.m.


FIRE CHIEF REPORT:  Quiet week.  Selectmen and Registrar toured the station to see how to set up for the voting on October 15 and November 3.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Work Session – Warrant Articles for Special Town Meeting: Discussed what matters need to be addressed at the Special Town Meeting  scheduled for October 15, at 7 p.m. at the North Sedgwick Ridge Road Fire Station.  Writing articles for a school article, Harbor Ordinance changes, the snow contract and making it a continuing account.  Clerk will post on October 7.

2)  Any Unresolved Business:  Received resignations from Michael Rossney and Danny Weed from the Planning Board.  Signed appointment papers to put Weed as a full member and Rossney as an alternate member of the Board.   Moved, seconded and roll call voted 3-0 to approve the changes.

Received a gift from Tony Everdell of a map of the Bagaduce Watershed and Estuary.  Will send a thank you card.

Discussing and will continue to discuss possibility of opening the town office to the public and what has to be done to follow requirements regarding COVID 19.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Assistant has finished the URIP report and will send it to DOT.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  No comments from the public.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and roll call voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant